My experience went from good to great to amazing. The guesthouse is located on a quiet street two blocks from the market and river.
Let's start with good: in low season for under $10 you can get a room with ensuite bathroom, hot water, refrigerator (not all rooms), good bed and bedding, flat screen (sometimes regular) tv with lots of English channels and wifi. Bicycles are available for $2 a day and motorbikes as well.
The great? Rooms are cleaned daily and stocked with bottles of water. They greet you in the afternoons/evenings daily with chilled fresh cut fruit. The wifi is also placed on every floor so that you can get it from every room in the place. The hot water is actually hot, unlike many budget places, and I didn't even have to turn it all the way up to get a scalding hot, good pressure shower. Seems like small things but I have rarely encountered this at the budget level in my months in the region.
The amazing is when I overslept my bus and woke up at 7 for my 6:45 bus. The front desk guy rushed upstairs to help me pack then whisked me to two separate bus stations on a scooter to make sure I got on the next bus with the same ticket. Now that's service!
I did have an ant problem in the room, but they cleaned and sprayed it daily so it's just the persistence of ants out here. The rooms are otherwise very clean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lux Guesthouse is a modern luxury guest house which has high quality standard service with the unique Khmer hospitality you expect and deserve. Our fully modernized property which just opened on April 2009 comes with all the usual amenities as well as unlimited water, free bikes, free internet, free pickup. It is only a 5 minute walk to the Central Market and by bike, it is less than 2 minutes. Of course, tuk tuks are always an option as well. Run by Khmer family, it is a friendly place with a warm, cozy atmosphere and it will provide you with a memorable experience of Khmer hospitality . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lux Guest House Hotel Battambang